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Old 22nd August 2007, 01:32   #1
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hi guys,


i'm gettin a Magnum optra in a few weeks...

wht would be the right upsize for it...?

stock is 195/60 rims 15...

can i go to 16 inch without compromising on ride quality especially the cusioning over potholes and bad roads...?

please suggest....

thanks...
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imho the stock size is the perfect size for our indian roads.you have the option of upgrading to 16" but then you will surely lose out on road comfort.
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Old 22nd August 2007, 07:19   #3
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Do not go for 16 inch. It'll give you good look for sure with a bad ride.
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The stock tyres for the magnum are perfect. I dont think you should go for an unsize. 16 inchers will look awesome. But going for a lower profile will definitely deteriorate the ride quality.
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hi guys,


i'm gettin a Magnum optra in a few weeks...

wht would be the right upsize for it...?

stock is 195/60 rims 15...

can i go to 16 inch without compromising on ride quality especially the cusioning over potholes and bad roads...?

please suggest....

thanks...
As you go from 15" to 16" tyre sidewall flex zone is reduced thus your ride comfort is reduced.
At the same time your handling, steering response, braking, highway high speed stability is improved.

You need to decide and list your priority.
If comfort is your prime requirement please do not inch-up.
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The stock size is 15` and he just wants to upsize to 16` which is just one size above the stock so IMHO the rides not gonna be that bad ,its not like he`s going from 13` to 16`....but then am no tyre expert.
I agree the ride quality will decrease but if he stays with a profile of 55 (dont know the correct size,please correct me if am wrong) then i guess he can go for 16` rims.

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Got the Magnum recently. Don't want to change the stock alloys (though they look ugly). How about a bit wider (205) rubber on the stock rims? What should be the proper up size in this scenario?
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Correct upsizes would be:

205/60-15
215/55-15

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Unless you have driven the Magnum a lot, it doesnt make sense going for a upgrade right after purchasing the car. You must understand how the car behaves on a rough road with stock wheels and rubber and then decide. May be you can go for better or wider tires for starters.
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Old 22nd August 2007, 13:26   #10
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@ iraghava - Thanks. Since the Yokos are still not available in Calcutta, guess I'll look at Michelins. (Stock Goodyear GSD3 or something)
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guess I'll look at Michelins. (Stock Goodyear GSD3 or something)
Minku might have stock of Falken's too
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(Stock Goodyear GSD3 or something)
No problem. And stock's would be either Goodyear GT3 or NCT 5, GSD3 won't be stantdard.
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@ shuvc - Whats wrong with Falkens? You have seen my Falkens. They're holding their own quite well IMO

@ iraghava - Uh-oh! My mistake.
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well i also thought of upsizing to 205/60/15 but somehow i feel stock tyres are good enough.
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